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French police station stabbing: Terror inquiry into Rambouillet knife attack

A female police employee has been killed in a knife attack at a police station south-west of Paris. Anti-terror prosecutors have taken over the inquiry, and the killing is being treated as a possible terrorist attack. The attacker, who reportedly came to France from Tunisia several years ago, was shot dead by police. President Emmanuel […]

April 23rd, 2021 | Posted in World | Read More »

India Covid crisis: Hospitals buckle under record surge

India’s healthcare system is buckling as a record surge in Covid-19 cases puts pressure on hospital beds and drains oxygen supplies. Families are left pleading for their relatives who are desperately ill, with some patients left untreated for hours. Crematoriums are organising mass funeral pyres. On Friday India reported 332,730 new cases of coronavirus, setting […]

April 23rd, 2021 | Posted in World | Read More »

Israeli researchers say spirulina algae could reduce COVID mortality rate – Jerusalem Post

A team of scientists from Israel and Iceland have published research showing that an extract of spirulina algae has the potential to reduce the chances of COVID-19 patients developing a serious case of the disease. The research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Marine Biotechnology, found that an extract of photosynthetically manipulated Spirulina is 70% effective in inhibiting […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in World | Read More »

Biden preparing to declare that atrocities against Armenia were Genocide

More than a century after the Ottoman Empire’s killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenian civilians, President Biden is preparing to declare that the atrocities were an act of genocide, according to officials familiar with the internal debate. The action would signal that the American commitment to human rights outweighs the risk of further fraying the […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in World | Read More »

Trade war: US raises tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The US has more than doubled tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) worth of Chinese products, in a sharp escalation of the countries’ damaging trade war. Tariffs on affected Chinese goods have risen to 25% from 10%, and Beijing has vowed to retaliate. China said it “deeply regrets” the move and will have to take “necessary counter-measures.” […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in World | Read More »

Fifa corruption: Documents show details of Jack Warner ‘bribes’

A BBC investigation has seen evidence that details what happened to the $10m sent from Fifa to accounts controlled by former vice-president Jack Warner. The money, sent on behalf of South Africa, was meant to be used for its Caribbean diaspora legacy programme. But documents suggest Mr Warner used the payment for cash withdrawals, personal […]

June 7th, 2015 | Posted in America,World | Read More »

Pope celebrates stadium Mass in Bosnia

Pope Francis is celebrating Mass in front of tens of thousands of Catholics at a stadium in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The pontiff’s visit to the capital, Sarajevo, is aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation across the country. The Pope will also meet members of the Muslim, Orthodox Christian and Jewish communities during his one-day trip. Bosnia remains […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,World | Read More »

Yangtze ship disaster: Chinese salvagers right Eastern Star

Chinese salvagers have fully righted the ship which capsized on the Yangtze River, on which more than 400 people are thought to have died. The Eastern Star overturned late on Monday after being caught in a storm. Just 14 of the 456 passengers and crew are known to have survived what looks set to be […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in World | Read More »

China sinking: Yangtze rescuers find dozens of bodies

Rescuers have pulled dozens of bodies from a capsized cruise ship in China’s Yangtze River, as authorities promised “no cover-up” over the disaster Hundreds of people are thought to have died, with only 14 of the 456 passengers known to have survived. Rescue workers cut open the hull of the upturned vessel but divers have […]

June 4th, 2015 | Posted in World | Read More »

Fifa’s Sepp Blatter ‘under investigation in US’

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by US officials as part of their inquiry into corruption at the world football body, US media say. The news came hours after Mr Blatter, 79, announced that he was stepping down from his role. US prosecutors launched a criminal inquiry last week, with seven Fifa officials arrested […]

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in America,World | Read More »